This simple hack will ensure your tights never fall down again

It's really easy...

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Where would we be without tights during the autumn and winter months?

We love them. They keep our legs warm, smarten up casual outfits and let us get away with not shaving for roughly six months of the year? Wonderful.

But there is one thing about our favourite hosiery that's a little annoying (well, besides them constantly forming Scout-worthy knots in the washing machine).We've all been in a situation where we've tried to disguise our tights falling down while walking down the street/sitting in the office/getting on the bus/going to a bar.

It's annoying and uncomfortable and shuffling around with fear that they will fall further and we'll look like Nora Batty can cast a shadow over even the brightest of winter skies.

It's been reported that the Duchess of Cambridge relies on her own little hack to prevent tights slipping - which involves purchasing ones with "non-slip grip" on the sole.

But surely there's an easier way than having to buy special tights?! Thankfully, after much research and testing several techniques, we've found one. It's time to wave goodbye to the days of tights falling down for good.

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Never again will you have to constantly go to the toilet just to hoist your tights up! It turns out you just need to wear an extra pair of pants on top of your tights.

This nifty hack is called a "tight sandwich". The pants will hoist up the top of your tights, ensuring that nothing moves anywhere. (And if you don't want to opt for the tight sandwich, assuming your hosiery is cotton or silk, you could go commando and just go for the pants over your tights!)

You'll need to choose a fairly tight pair knickers, to make sure your tights have no room whatsoever for unwanted movement and slippage.

Of course, there is a chance you'll end up with a bit of a VPL. But unless your dress or skirt is very clingy, they should cover that up fine.

Only one thing to do now, and that's to find ourselves the perfect pair of over-tight underwear!